September 13, 2015 Subject:
I give it more like a 2.5, but I'll round it up to 3 in the spirit of convention
February 25, 2013 Subject:
This matrix is best source for this show to date
Show has some weakness as far as Garcia's vocal aphasia from 'bad habits'. That would take it down to a 3* normally, but he makes up for it with some tasty jams.
The real value here is in the improved overall recording via matrix. The board is glitchy and a little sterile. It is cool having this source to lend more continuity to the show. The vocals are more distant, which is a good thing. Turn it up, and fade the 4-16k on the EQ.
A nice voyage back to '85 for those who toured then. A great example of Jer occupying his jam space and its foil to his slovenly vocals.
3.5* rounded up to 4 because I can't bear to be the guy who gave an '85 show its lowest rating.